President Trump on Thursday told reporters that former Sen. Joe Lieberman is his top choice for FBI director, following the ouster of James Comey last week. The president said he was “very close” to making his official nomination and that the two men met on Wednesday. Trump said he found Lieberman “agreeable.”
Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have been interviewing candidates since Comey was suddenly fired last Tuesday, a move which drew bipartisan ire because of the bureau’s ongoing investigation into Russian meddling—with Trump’s potential assistance—in the U.S. election. Lieberman, a 75-year-old Democrat-turned-independent senator from Connecticut, was Al Gore’s vice presidential nominee in 2000 and then ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, which he lost. Read more at CNN.